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Moving into your first apartment can be overwhelming, particularly if you have few possessions and are on a limited budget.

While family members, garage sales and second-hand furniture stores are cheap and fun sources for ‘treasures’ to fill your apartment, don’t fall victim to buying loads of apartment items you don’t need.

Paramount Properties has prepared a list of basic essentials you’ll need when moving into your first apartment.

  mattress
  measuring cup and spoons
  bed sheets and pillowcases
  garbage can
  comforter/blanket
  dish detergent
  pillows
  dish drainer
  alarm clock
  laundry powder
  desk/table, chair, couch
  laundry bag
  clothing hangers
  tool kit 
  drawer organizers
  flashlight
  mirror
  toilet brush
  dinnerware set
  cleaning products
  coffee mugs
  toothbrush and paste
  drinking glasses *
  towels
  bottle opener
  kettle for coffee/tea
  saucepans

* (any will do for now - buy tumblers and wine glasses later)

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